Kean University's residence halls accommodate approximately 2,000 students. They are a combination of four mid-rise self-contained apartment complexes and two traditionally styled residence halls.
Mary M. Bartlett served the University with distinction during her 28 years on the faculty. She enjoyed national recognition for her expertise in the field of reading. Mary M. Bartlett served as both Professor and as Chairperson of Kean's Department of English. Her service to the University was exceptional in the field of teaching and curriculum development. In 1966, Mrs. Bartlett was awarded the honorary rank of Professor Emeritus, a distinction granted to only a few members of the faculty. This is an apartment complex facility housing first year students. The first floor is reserved for physically challenged students and/or students with other types of disabilities.
Mary B. Burch served on the Kean University Board of Trustees from 1967 through 1974. She served as Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Board as well as Chairwoman of the Student and Community Affairs Committee. Mrs. Burch was particularly instrumental in providing guidance and direction for the Exceptional Educational Opportunities Program. Her intense commitment to young people and the goal of equal opportunity is exemplified by her role as Director and Founder of the Leaguers, Inc., by her membership on the Board of Trustees of Essex County College, and by the recognition she has received as a community leader in many educational and cultural organizations.
Laura E. Rogers, a 1920 graduate of Newark Normal School, dedicated her entire professional career to the University. For 44 years, Laura E. Rogers served as a faculty member in the Department of Music. Her exemplary service to the University also included assignments as Placement Director and Music Department Chairperson. As Miss Rogers retired in June of 1964, her students and colleagues chose to dedicate that year's memorabilia to her.
Ralph P. Sozio was one of those dynamic young men who people expected to rise like a rocket when he graduated. Tragically, Ralph Sozio died in service during World War II, so his talents as a teacher, composer and actor never had an opportunity to be tested. Mr. Sozio did write a musical that was performed at the University in the spring of 1943, when most of the young men in the class were leaving for military service. He called his musical "Unforgettable," and this describes the University community's feelings toward him.
Bartlett/Rogers Hall/Sozio Hall/Burch Hall
These apartment style buildings house a total of 750 students. Each two-bedroom apartment houses four students. Each apartment has a living room, full kitchen and dining area, and a private bathroom. The furnished apartments contain a couch, chair, and dining table/chairs in the living room area. Each bedroom contains two beds, two wardrobes, two desks, and two desks/chairs. The full kitchen contains a full-size refrigerator, microwave unit, sink area and cabinet space. There are free laundry facilities on each floor and a community center on the first floor acts as an information center for residents.
This new apartment style upperclassman residence hall can accommodate 408 students. A variety of upperclassman apartments are available. Most contain two double bedrooms, but suites with three double bedrooms or four single bedrooms are also available. The living room areas of each apartment are furnished with sofas, chairs, end tables and TV stands. The kitchen area is furnished with a round dining table, four chairs, a full-size refrigerator, cabinet storage space, sink area and a microwave unit (additional appliances are not permitted).
Each bedroom comes furnished with beds, wardrobes, desks, and desk chairs.
The first floor of the facility contains a main lounge with student mailboxes flat screen TV’s, vending machines, computer lab, flexible multipurpose room, game room, centralized laundromat style laundry room, and a community center that houses the Residence Hall Director’s Office. The apartments are equipped with an individually controlled air conditioning and heating system. Also within the first floor of the building is a 300-seat “all-you-careto-eat” style cafeteria and 50-seat screening room. The amenities in each suite include cable TV, telephone and Internet (both hard-wired and wireless).
Whiteman Hall/Dougall Hall
Whiteman and Dougall Halls house first year students. Each room is furnished with two beds, two closets, two desks/chairs, and two dressers. Each room connects to a semi-private bathroom shared with the adjoining room. Each room is provided with a refrigerator and students are allowed to bring one microwave per room. There are free laundry facilities located on each floor and study lounges throughout the building.
NOTE: These buildings do not have elevator service.
This new facility will accommodate approximately 420 freshman students with two per room, four per suite. The new freshman residential facility will consist of traditional style suites designed with two double bedrooms connected by a common area and share a private bathroom with a shower. An additional vanity sink will be located in the common area outside the bedrooms. Each bedroom comes furnished with beds, wardrobes, desks, desk chairs and a small refrigerator (additional refrigerators are not permitted). The facility will feature a large lounge on the first floor with flat screen TV’s, a game room, multipurpose rooms, and a laundromat style laundry room with coinless washers and dryers. Each residential floor contains 15 suites, 2 resident assistants and a floor lounge with a flat screen TV. The suites are equipped with an individually controlled air conditioning and heating system. The amenities in each suite include cable TV, telephone and Internet (both hard-wired and wireless).
Whiteman and Dougall Dimensions
Each bedroom contains two beds, two dressers, two closets, two desks, two desk chairs, and one small refrigerator. (both are the same sizes)
Regular room size 16' x 12' plus 2 closets 2' x 3' Bathroom 7' x 5' toilet, vanity and shower included
New Freshman Residence Hall
Each bedroom contains two beds, two closets, two desks, two desk chairs, and one small refrigerator.
Room 16'6" x 11'
Bathroom 7'4" x 6'
Burch, Bartlett, Rogers and Sozio Halls
Each bedroom contains two beds, two closets, two desks and two desk chairs. The living room/kitchen contains one round table, four chairs, one three-seater couch, one single seater, one full size refrigerator, two end tables and a microwave unit. (all are the same size)
Kitchen 23' x 10' Both bedrooms 10' x 17' Bathrooms 5' x 6'
New Upperclassman Residence Hall
Bedroom contains two beds, two closets, two desks and two desk chairs. The living room/kitchen contains one round table, four chairs, one three-seater couch, one single seater, one full size refrigerator, two end tables and a microwave unit.
Kitchen 11' x 16'6" Both bedrooms 11' x 16'6" Bathrooms 7'4" x 6'